Ag/Environmen

Trust protects two Lansing parcels, 5 miles apart

LANSING – The two preserves 5 miles apart are about as different as can be, yet their owner says they serve the same mission. The 287-acre Cayuga Shores Wildlife Management Area off Nut …

Trinity Valley a century in the making

Trinity Valley dairy products result from decisions made over the past 100 years by an upstate New York family (now headed by Ken and Sue Poole; Branden and Rebekah Brown). Vision, ambition, …

Families celebrate each other at Cortland's dairy parade

The diverse crowd Tuesday at the Cortland County Dairy Parade shared a common thread – they were there to cheer on kids, grandkids, siblings. Their love of dairy varied, from cheese to ice …

‘We’re proud to be farmers’

Three generations of the Poole family stood together Tuesday as they accepted this year’s Warm Hands award, marking the start of Dairy Month in Cortland County. “It makes us feel …

The parade has had to adapt in many ways over the past few years, but the Cortland County Dairy Parade will return Tuesday in a route that takes it from North Main Street toward the Cortland County …

Lime Hollow receives $250k for building work, solar panels

Lime Hollow Nature Center has been around for more than 30 years. The $250,000 grant it announced Friday will help it for the next 40, its director said. Lime Hollow Executive Director Ilya …

In case of a rainy day

The sun shone Friday in Cortland – the sky a bright blue, only a small spattering of clouds. Birds whistled in tune with the wind; the leaves rustled, cars rumbled in the background. But …

The 33rd annual Cortland Water Festival will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Cortland Water Works on Broadway Street in Cortland. Because of construction at Broadway and Neubig Road, get to …

Festival celebrates the one that on which all life depends

Not only does water plays a vital role in our daily existence, but all forms of life depend upon it. The cycle of water commences with precipitation falling to earth, where some of it is …

On the first warm day of spring every year as a kid, everyone on the school bus would open the windows on the school bus on the way home. On the way past the freshly manured field. I never found …

The “Crunchy Critters” Of Homer won the Cortland County Envirothon on Monday at Camp Owahta in Solon, the Cortland County Soil and Water Conservation District has announced. The team …

Uses found for unusable land

Officials don’t know how many unusable sites are spread across Cortland County. But they have value, and if they can be re-developed properly, can add life to the community. …

The New York State Envirothon is May 22 and 23 at SUNY Cortland and the Cortland County Soil and Water Conservation District seeks volunteers to help with the statewide competition. This is a …

Landfill filling as county weighs what to do

mmellott@cortlandstandard.com The current cell in the Cortland County landfill is due to close in 12 years, but if the county wants to open a new one – that could take eight to 10 years. …

Building a compost pile benefits the yard and the environment

With the arrival of spring, many individuals are diving into garden planning or tackling outdoor tasks like spring cleaning. As winter winds down, it’s common to find an accumulation of …

SOUTH OTSELIC — The Otselic Valley Fishing and Heritage Association is still accepting reservations for arts and craft vendors for the 15th annual Fishing and Heritage Day on May 18. The …

Trees to return to Cortland

Landscaping for new trees on Main Street should be done by Labor Day along with the rest of the street’s redevelopment, more than a year after they were cut for construction. Landscape and …

‘One tool in the toolbox’

Village of Homer residents are encouraged to stop mowing in May – no citations will be issued to registered properties – to help pollinators as they come out of hibernation. Village …

Stewardship Week reminds people to plant trees — now

During times of indecisive weather, where warmth battles frostiness, there’s still plenty to be done in the backyard, tending to flower beds and gardens. Though the unpredictable weather can be …

The Cortland Farmers Market will begin the season May 18, said market manager Carla Plunkett in a release. The market will be open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays on Court Street through …

Cortland County residents can now recycle textiles, like clothes, at the county Recycling Center, 127 S. Pendleton St., Cortland. The shed is located outside the recycling center building, but …

Community garden to expand children’s area, build walkway

An outdoor kitchen, of sorts, where kids can create concoctions of mud and grass – and likely whatever else they can get their hands on – is called a mud kitchen. And soon, the one …

MORAVIA — The Friends of Fillmore Glen will host “I Love My Park Day” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4 to get the state park ready for the summer season. A morning of projects will …

Arbor Day is almost here — mark Friday on your calendar

As May approaches, Arbor Day draws near. The inaugural Arbor Day was celebrated in 1872. It was established to inspire farmers and homesteaders to plant trees, recognizing their myriad benefits such …

Inland trout season is in full swing across New York, and anglers across the state are taking advantage of the spring weather to get outside and wet their lines. How do these anglers find or utilize …

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